Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Civic Center, NY, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Civic Center, NY, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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ONEIDA, N. Y. – Local wild cats are finding a voice and Oneida residents will be celebrating on Saturday, May 20 when CatStock III visits the Kallet Civic Center on 159 Main St.The event will feature six local bands and six food trucks. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.“Whoever brings a donation, like cat food or cat litter, will receive a raffle ticket to the raffle of their choice,” Bella Vita Cafe owner and CatStock III co-organizer Lori Seef said. “You...
ONEIDA, N. Y. – Local wild cats are finding a voice and Oneida residents will be celebrating on Saturday, May 20 when CatStock III visits the Kallet Civic Center on 159 Main St.
The event will feature six local bands and six food trucks. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
“Whoever brings a donation, like cat food or cat litter, will receive a raffle ticket to the raffle of their choice,” Bella Vita Cafe owner and CatStock III co-organizer Lori Seef said. “You may not like cats, but this will help the feral community by trapping, neutering and releasing them to try to stop the rapid population growth in Oneida.”
Seef and her cousin John Chesebro have taken the mantle of CatStock after Michelle Finn, former owner of Finnland’s Foster Cat Adoptions moved with her husband to Delaware last year.
Chesebro’s son Logan had approached Finn about bringing in local bands to support the work of the Oneida City Cat Committee in 2021. Oneida hosted CatStock I and II in 2021 and 2022. Now John Chesebro and Seef have taken up the festival’s mission.
Logan Chesebro is the drummer for One Man The Band, one of the six bands that will play on Saturday. Seef said raffle prizes will include weed whackers and chainsaws. Music will be performed in the Kallet while food trucks and vendors will be situated alongside the center.
Wanderer’s Rest adoption in Canastota will also be on hand along with cats for adoption.
“I wanted to cap the number of people involved, but I’m glad I didn’t,” John Chesebro said. “We’ve had a great community response to this event.”
Donations will help support along with OCCC and Operation WildCats. Both organizations are dedicated to the humane care of wild cats.
“We have too many wild cat colonies to count,” Chesebro said. “People move, or their cats get pregnant, and we end up with all these wildcats that no one cares for.”
Both organizations capture cats, neuter or spay them, get them medical care and then release them.
“They videotape the cats’ capture and release to show they are dealing with the cats properly. They are very ethical groups,” Chesebro said.
SARANAC LAKE — Work on a $7 million upgrade at the Saranac Lake Civic Center was recently completed giving the center a whole new look just in time for the FISU World University Games.The Civic Center underwent significant interior and exterior improvements in anticipation of hosting the men’s and women’s curling competitions for the games.HOCHUL: FACILITIES ‘WORLD CLASS’The project was supported by more than $5 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funds from Empire State Development...
SARANAC LAKE — Work on a $7 million upgrade at the Saranac Lake Civic Center was recently completed giving the center a whole new look just in time for the FISU World University Games.
The Civic Center underwent significant interior and exterior improvements in anticipation of hosting the men’s and women’s curling competitions for the games.
HOCHUL: FACILITIES ‘WORLD CLASS’
The project was supported by more than $5 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funds from Empire State Development, through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.
“As New York’s North Country welcomes visitors from around the globe for the World University Games, we have a unique opportunity to showcase our world-class competitive winter sports facilities with the upgraded Saranac Lake Civic Center,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
“The upgraded Civic Center will not only provide an optimal experience for curlers and fans, but it will also bolster future generations of youth sports groups, our local communities and the entire North Country region.”
RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES
The nearly $7 million capital project included interior and exterior renovations, as well as energy efficiency, fire and safety improvements. Rink improvements ensured that the ice surface meets world class competition standards.
Additional upgrades to kitchen, locker room facilities and spectator seating offer a better athlete and visitor experience, and better position Saranac Lake to attract future events, enhancing the regional sports competition infrastructure.
Ollie Burgess, Saranac Lake Civic Center Board Member, said, “On behalf of the Saranac Lake Civic Center Board of Directors and management team, we are proud to celebrate the completion of our capital improvement and expansion project. We would like to thank Governor Hochul, Empire State Development, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, and our local supporters, without all of whom this incredible project could not have happened.”
CIVIC CENTER HISTORY
The Saranac Lake Civic Center was originally built in the 1970s to support youth hockey in the region. In 1989, Saranac Lake Civic Center, Inc. was created to take over the lease of the arena and to operate the facility.
The center hosts winter sports including hockey, curling and figure skating, along with non-sporting events like auctions and tradeshows. In August of 2000, the Center hosted then-President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary who made an appearance while on vacation in the region.
The 24,000 square-foot center has 15,000 square-feet continuous open floor space and includes six new locker rooms, plus a new heated and air-conditioned lobby, and a heated second-floor mezzanine.
“The Saranac Lake Civic Center has undergone an amazing transformation in a very short period of time. Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly on this project. One of the core missions to the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games is leaving a lasting legacy,” Adirondack Sports Council Executive Director Ashley Walden said.
“The civic center will leave a lasting legacy for the Saranac Lake community for years to come. I encourage everyone to attend the Games’ curling events and see first-hand what’s been accomplished.”
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Plattsburgh officials continue to debate the future of the Crete Civic Center. While the mayor is pushing to tear down the aging center used for community events and indoor winter sports, some council members are pushing to keep it on life support for another season.“They’re devastated,” said Steve Peters, who runs Adirondack Coast Sports, which hosts adult and kids recreation leagues at the Crete Center from November to May. He says there are about 150 teams with a total of about 1,700 pla...
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - Plattsburgh officials continue to debate the future of the Crete Civic Center. While the mayor is pushing to tear down the aging center used for community events and indoor winter sports, some council members are pushing to keep it on life support for another season.
“They’re devastated,” said Steve Peters, who runs Adirondack Coast Sports, which hosts adult and kids recreation leagues at the Crete Center from November to May. He says there are about 150 teams with a total of about 1,700 players that depend on the facility. “That field would be full almost one hundred percent of the time.”
The building shut down after an electrical fire in May. Plattsburgh Mayor Chris Rosenquest says the building is looking at a minimum of $45,000 to get it back up and running, $3 million to renovate, or just under $1 million to tear down. He says the building has sewage issues, structural cracks, and a cockroach infestation, among other problems. Plus, the mayor says it costs more to run than it’s bringing in.
“In fairness to them, none of them have made decisions that have created this problem,” Peters said. He says he knows the Crete Center intimately from his time running the rec department for 10 years. He says over time, the little budget cuts added up and led to the current issue. “They cut that but then they never replaced it. But at the time, they thought it was a good decision,” Peters said.
City Councilor Elizabeth Gibbs says there is money out there for a short-term fix to keep the center open one more season and buy the city some time to come up with a plan. She says Assemblyman Billy Jones has offered $100,000 in state funding. “I can’t get behind tearing it down and not remediating when we have people willing to help,” Gibbs said.
Peters recently submitted a full report to the council on how much it would take to keep the Crete alive. “I’m willing to do whatever I can do to take care of these kids, and if that opportunity exists, here’s the pathway to do that,” he said.
The mayor says there are other needs in the city that take priority and would be a better use of taxpayer dollars. In a lengthy document last month, he outlined the various options for the center. He’s also offering public informational tours next Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.
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Plattsburgh Mayor Chris Rosenquest said his mind is made up about taking down the Crete Civic Center.
“This is something the city of Plattsburgh can no longer keep saddling,” Rosenquest said. “It’s just too much.”
In a memo he released earlier this week on Facebook, he emphasizes that the cost is too high to keep the recreation center intact.
Officials estimate it will cost around $20,000-$30,000 to install new underground electrical distribution lines and repair damaged electrical equipment inside the building. An additional $25,000-$30,000 is required to hire an electrical contractor to inspect the building. A minimum cost of $45,000 was estimated just to reorganize the building and check for damages from a fire that burned inside the civic center last May.
The total cost to repair the building, excluding any outside of insurance fees, is $250,000.
The mayor also added that an earlier inspection revealed a number of other issues, including cockroaches, mold and other safety hazards spread throughout the building.
“All of these things have added up to roughly about a $250,000 fix for the Crete Center,” Rosenquest said. “Again, it goes back to does the city of Plattsburgh want to saddle that burden, and I’m saying, ‘no [we] do not.’”
Despite the cost, Plattsburgh residents are still doing everything they can to sway the mayor’s opinion. Several people attended his walking tour and open question-and-answer conversation about the facility this week, speaking up on why it should stay.
“This is obviously an issue that’s going on in the city,” said Josh Meyer, a soccer coach who uses the civic center with his team, Plattsburgh Football. “I’m trying to stay at the forefront of the issue and see what the mayor had to say."
Local sports organizations are also doing whatever they can to help out. Steve Peters, an organizer at Adirondack Coast Sports, is working on creating a proposal that will balance out both sides between the mayor and the hundreds of athletes who played in the Crete.
“My goal was really just to provide an alternative solution,” Peters said. "To see if there is a win-win opportunity for the people that I represent, of which there is about 1,700 kids and adults that participate and provide an option for people to stay in here without providing such a drain or strain on the city tax payment.”
Elizabeth Gibbs is one Plattsburgh council member who disagrees with the mayor’s decision.
“I cannot support tearing down the building at this time,” Gibbs said. “The children of [Plattsburgh], not only the city, but also the county, deserve a location for their athletics programs.”
There is not an official date as to when the mayor intends to start the demolition, but he said he’s looking to start the conversation to find other ways to add recreational activities in Plattsburgh without using the 48-year-old building.
“That’s the conversation we need to have,” Rosenquest said. “The Crete Civic Center has lived its useful life. I think it’s time to move on and it’s time to have a different conversation for what regional recreation looks like.”
Syracuse, N.Y. – Hundreds of Onondaga County employees will return to their desks at the downtown Civic Center complex Monday, after working from home for several months. Many are not happy about it, union leaders say.Employees think it’s too soon to pack into a building with windows that don’t open, said Tammy Honeywell, executive vice president of CSEA Local 834, the county’s biggest union. They fear that the increased number of people will raise the risk of spreading Covid-19.“Many of the employ...
Syracuse, N.Y. – Hundreds of Onondaga County employees will return to their desks at the downtown Civic Center complex Monday, after working from home for several months. Many are not happy about it, union leaders say.
Employees think it’s too soon to pack into a building with windows that don’t open, said Tammy Honeywell, executive vice president of CSEA Local 834, the county’s biggest union. They fear that the increased number of people will raise the risk of spreading Covid-19.
“Many of the employees are having concerns,’' Honeywell said. “All of a sudden we’re bringing everybody back.’'
County Executive Ryan McMahon said he’s heard the complaints, but he’s not giving them credence. He said county departments will be more efficient with people working at the office.
The county has made building improvements – including the installation of air purifiers and MERV 14 filters – to ensure that it’s safe, he said.
“We say it’s safe for other people to have their businesses open, but we’re not open for business? It’s just not consistent,’' McMahon said. “I understand anxiety and I understand people may like working from home, but these things were always temporary.’'
The second wave of the virus has subsided. County workers will be eligible to be vaccinated as of March 17, and some had previously qualified for shots, McMahon said.
A contingent of the county work force – several hundred people -- have worked from the Civic Center and the adjacent County Office Building throughout the pandemic. But nearly 1,000 others have been working from home, Honeywell said.
Some of the returning employees are worried that their desks are not six feet apart, Honeywell said. They say it’s too soon to return.
Others complain that they were previously told working from home was a permanent option, and they planned accordingly.
Many of the employees who monitor eligibility for SNAP (food stamps) and day care subsidies were told in August they could work from home permanently, Honeywell said. But Sunday they were informed by email that that was a misunderstanding, and they are to report to the Civic Center, according to a copy of the email reviewed by syracuse.com.
McMahon said he was unaware of those details. But he said his plan was always for employees to return to the office. He needs employees on site to better assess the needs of each county department, he said.
“We need to be able to manage work flows and workloads,’' McMahon said. “It’s difficult to do that with people remote.”
Honeywell said some departments have increased productivity with remote work. With flexibility to work around issues that come up during the standard workday, employees have been able to get work done with less need for time off, she said.
She said the county just updated its phone system so that employees could receive calls directly at home rather than retrieving voicemails.
“Working from home has worked quite well for many of our departments,’' she said.
Employees will take rapid Covid-19 tests before returning to the Civic Center, according to a Feb. 26 email from McMahon’s office notifying employees of the March 15 return.
In addition, work schedules will be staggered to avoid overcrowding at the building entrances, according to the email from McMahon’s chief of staff, Sue Stanczyk.
Employees working at the Civic Center will be required to wear masks when they are away from their desks or if they sit within six feet of a coworker.
“As always, if you are ill, stay home,’' Stanczyk wrote.